KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The American Civil Liberties Union says a Kansas City suburb has agreed to stop ticketing drivers who flash their headlights at oncoming traffic to warn that a speed trap is ahead.
The ACLU of Missouri said in a news release that a lawsuit against the 13,000-resident town of Grain Valley was dismissed Thursday.
The federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of Jerry L. Jarman Jr., who police ticketed in August for violating a city code that bars interference with radar and other speed-checking devices.
The ACLU of Missouri alleges the Kansas man was “engaged in expressive conduct” that is protected by the First Amendment right to free speech.
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Interim Grain Valley city administrator Ryan Hunt says the city changed its ordinance last month and agreed to pay Jarman $5,560.